AMD is all set to announce its next-gen Ryzen 7000 processors today or tomorrow, depending on where you’re located. GMT can be hard to understand if you are used to regional timings. Luckily, AMD has shared the keynote timings of each major region. You can find them below:
Based on the Zen 4 core architecture and TSMC’s 5nm process, the Ryzen 7000 CPUs are some of the most anticipated products of 2022. Much like the 12th Gen Intel Alder Lake processors, next-gen memory and I/O features will be supported, including DDR5, PCIe Gen 5, and RAMP (Ryzen Accelerated Memory Profile). Furthermore, they’ll also come with integrated RDNA 2 graphics, a first for mainstream Ryzen desktop CPUs.
There’s not a whole lot known about the Ryzen 7000 processors. We know that the IPC uplift will be similar to the previous generation, somewhere in the 15-20% region. Pair that with high boost clocks exceeding 5GHz, and you’ll easily get single-threaded performance gains of 30-40%. Multi-threaded performance is set to take a backseat though, with the top-end Ryzen 9 7950X “still” maxing out at 16 cores and 32 threads. In comparison, Intel’s 13th Gen Raptor Lake processors are going to feature 24 cores (8P+16E). This is unlikely to affect gaming performance as most titles don’t utilize the efficiency cores.
AMD will also be announcing three 600 series chipsets alongside the Ryzen 7000 processors. In addition to the expected B650 and X670, an X670E (E for Extreme) chipset will be launched as well. The latter will be identical to the standard X670 with one primary difference: PCIe Gen 5 support. All X670E motherboards will come with PCIe 5.0 support for both the GPU and NVMe slots. The X670 chipset on the other hand will be limited to Gen 4 just like the X570. Similarly, B650 will also lack PCIe Gen 5 support, and will likely be available via the CPU.
According to TPU, the X670/X670E chipset will actually be a dual-chiplet design featuring two Promontory 21 chipsets while the B650 boards will consist of just one. Like the previous two generations, ASMedia remains AMD’s primary chipset partner.